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USD 490 students celebrate Constitution Day
USD 490 students celebrated Constitution Day on September 17 by participating in special government-themed activities and focusing on different aspects of the formation of our country throughout the week.

EHS students had the opportunity to watch 30-minutes of a live stream of Emporia State University hosting a question forum with Supreme Court Justice Carol Breir.

EMS students logged into a google site each day of the week to view video clips and information pertaining to US history. Monday covered the U.S. Constitution, Tuesday discussed citizenship, Wednesday focused on women’s suffrage, Thursday travelled the road to civil rights, and Friday featured information about the Declaration of Independence.

Each elementary classroom teacher planned age-appropriate lessons or activities for their students. Some highlights included a fruit pizza flag in a preschool classroom, paper cubes that featured facts about the US constitution, and a classroom constitution outlined in student handprints and signed by each of the students.

Officially replacing Citizenship Day in 2005, Constitution Day not only celebrates U.S. citizens but commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.